Gene Wilder, one of the most impactful movie comedians of our time, sadly passed away on Monday due to complications from Alzheimer’s. But you can see 2 of his most popular movies in 2 Chicago theatres today & tomorrow!
Born in Milwaukee and also an Army medic who went to the University of Iowa, Wilder started as an Off-Broadway stage actor in 1962. He filmed the timeless classic Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory in Germany in 1970. Yes, the same movie that Johnny Depp (questionably) remade in 2005.
One of my favorite comedies of all-time, Blazing Saddles was released in 1974. With a budget less than Willy Wonka, the Mel Brooks‘ satire starring Cleavon Little & Wilder has grossed more than $119 million to date!
And you can see both of these movies at 2 Chicago AMC theatres throught tomorrow evening! You can take the kids to Willy Wonka at 5PM & the adults to Blazing Saddles at 7:30PM at both AMC’s in River North & near the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. For more locations around the US, look HERE.
AND enter to win tickets to see another comedy HERE.